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Noun, Verb (intransitive)


Noun tramp has 6 senses

Verb tramp has 4 senses


trampv. t. [OE. trampen; akin to LG. trampen, G. trampeln, LG. & D. trappen, Dan. trampe, Sw. & Icel. trampa, Goth. anatrimpan to press upon; also to D. trap a step, G. treppe steps, stairs. Cf. Trap a kind of rock, Trape, Trip, v. i., Tread.].
  •  To tread upon forcibly and repeatedly; to trample.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To travel or wander through; as, to tramp the country.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cleanse, as clothes, by treading upon them in water.  Jamieson.  [1913 Webster]
trampv. i. 
     To travel; to wander; to stroll.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A foot journey or excursion; as, to go on a tramp; a long tramp.  Blackie.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A foot traveler; a tramper; often used in a bad sense for a vagrant or wandering vagabond.  Halliwell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The sound of the foot, or of feet, on the earth, as in marching.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A tool for trimming hedges.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A plate of iron worn to protect the sole of the foot, or the shoe, when digging with a spade.  [1913 Webster]


tramp, v. & n.
1 intr. a walk heavily and firmly (tramping about upstairs). b go on foot, esp. a distance.
2 tr. a cross on foot, esp. wearily or reluctantly. b cover (a distance) in this way (tramped forty miles).
3 tr. (often foll. by down) tread on; trample; stamp on.
4 tr. Austral. colloq. dismiss from employment, sack.
5 intr. live as a tramp.
1 an itinerant vagrant or beggar.
2 the sound of a person, or esp. people, walking, marching, etc., or of horses' hooves.
3 a journey on foot, esp. protracted.
4 a an iron plate protecting the sole of a boot used for digging. b the part of a spade that it strikes.
5 esp. US sl. derog. a promiscuous woman.
6 = ocean tramp.

tramper n. trampish adj.
ME trampe f. Gmc



Arab, Bowery bum, airing, alien, amble, backpack, baggage, bat around, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, beggarly fellow, blighter, bo, budmash, bum, bummer, cadger, caitiff, case, character, chug on, constitutional, count ties, crackpot, crank, defile, derelict, devil, divagate, dogie, down-and-out, down-and-outer, drift, drifter, drunkard, eccentric, fanatic, file, file off, flit, floater, footfall, footslog, footstep, forced march, gad, gad about, gallivant, gamin, gamine, go about, go on parade, go the rounds, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, goose-step, guttersnipe, gypsy, hermit, hike, hit the road, hit the trail, hobo, homeless waif, human wreck, hussy, idler, jade, jaunt, jezebel, jog on, knock about, knock around, kook, landloper, lazzarone, loafer, lone wolf, loner, losel, lowlife, lumber, march, mauvais sujet, maverick, mean wretch, meander, mendicant, mendicant friar, mendicant order, meshuggenah, mooch, moocher, mucker, mudlark, mush, natural, no-good, nomadize, nonconformist, nut, odd fellow, oddball, oddity, original, outsider, panhandler, parade, pariah, pauvre diable, peg, peregrinate, pererrate, peripatetic journey, peripateticism, piker, pilgarlic, plod, plod along, plug, plug along, poor creature, poor devil, promenade, prowl, queer duck, queer fish, queer specimen, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, ramble, range, rara avis, roam, rounder, rove, rover, rub on, run about, sad case, sad sack, saunter, schlep, schnorrer, screwball, scrounger, ski bum, skid-row bum, slattern, slog, slut, solitary, stamp, step, stiff, stodge, stomp, straggle, stray, street Arab, street arab, street urchin, stretch, stroll, strumpet, stump, sundowner, surf bum, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, thud, traipse, tramper, trample, tread, trek, truant, trudge, turn, turnpiker, type, urchin, vag, vagabond, vagabondize, vagrant, vaurien, waif, waifs and strays, walk, walk the tracks, walkabout, walking tour, wander, wastrel, wayfare, worthless fellow, wretch, zealot




N petitioner, solicitor, applicant, suppliant, supplicant, suitor, candidate, claimant, postulant, aspirant, competitor, bidder, place hunter, pot hunter, prizer, seeker, beggar, mendicant, moocher, panhandler, freeloader, sponger, mumper, sturdy beggar, cadger, hotel runner, runner, steerer, tout, touter, pauper, homeless person, hobo, bum, tramp, bindle stiff, bo, knight of the road (poverty), hippie, flower child, hard core unemployed, welfare client, welfare case, canvasser, bagman, salesman.


N commonality, commonalty, democracy, obscurity, low condition, low life, low society, low company, bourgeoisie, mass of the people, mass of society, Brown Jones and Robinson, lower classes, humbler classes, humbler orders, vulgar herd, common herd, rank and file, hoc genus omne, the many, the general, the crowd, the people, the populace, the multitude, the million, the masses, the mobility, the peasantry, king Mob, proletariat, fruges consumere nati, demos, hoi polloi, great unwashed, man in the street, mob, rabble, rabble rout, chaff, rout, horde, canaille, scum of the people, residuum of the people, dregs of the people, dregs of society, swinish multitude, foex populi, trash, profanum vulgus, ignobile vulgus, vermin, riffraff, ragtag and bobtail, small fry, commoner, one of the people, democrat, plebeian, republican, proletary, proletaire, roturier, Mr, Snooks, bourgeois, epicier, Philistine, cockney, grisette, demimonde, peasant, countryman, boor, carle, churl, villain, villein, terrae filius, son of the land, serf, kern, tyke, tike, chuff, ryot, fellah, longshoreman, swain, clown, hind, clod, clodhopper, hobnail, yokel, bog-trotter, bumpkin, plowman, plowboy, rustic, hayseed, lunkhead, chaw-bacon, tiller of the soil, hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling, gaffer, loon, put, cub, Tony Lumpkin, looby, rube, lout, underling, gamin, rough, pot- wallopper, slubberdegullion, vulgar fellow, low fellow, cad, curmudgeon, upstart, parvenu, skipjack, nobody, nobody one knows, hesterni quirites, pessoribus orti, bourgeois gentilhomme, novus homo, snob, gent, mushroom, no one knows who, adventurer, man of straw, beggar, gaberlunzie, muckworm, mudlark, sans culotte, raff, tatterdemalion, caitiff, ragamuffin, Pariah, outcast of society, tramp, vagabond, bezonian, panhandler, sundowner, chiffonnier, Cinderella, cinderwench, scrub, jade, gossoon, Goth, Vandal, Hottentot, Zulu, savage, barbarian, Yahoo, unlicked cub, rough diamond, barbarousness, barbarism, boeotia, ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly, below par, no great shakes, homely, homespun, vulgar, low-minded, snobbish, plebeian, proletarian, of low parentage, of low origin, of low extraction, of mean parentage, of mean origin, of mean extraction, lowborn, baseborn, earthborn, mushroom, dunghill, risen from the ranks, unknown to fame, obscure, untitled, rustic, uncivilized, loutish, boorish, clownish, churlish, brutish, raffish, rude, unlicked, barbarous, barbarian, barbaric, barbaresque, cockney, born within sound of Bow bells, underling, menial, subaltern, below the salt, dummodo sit dives barbarus ipse placet.


N journey, travel, traveling, wayfaring, campaigning, journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, discursion, ramble, pilgrimage, hajj, trek, course, ambulation, march, walk, promenade, constitutional, stroll, saunter, tramp, jog trot, turn, stalk, perambulation, noctambulation, noctambulism, somnambulism, outing, ride, drive, airing, jaunt, equitation, horsemanship, riding, manege, ride and tie, basophobia, roving, vagrancy, pererration, marching and countermarching, nomadism, vagabondism, vagabondage, hoboism, gadding, flit, flitting, migration, emigration, immigration, demigration, intermigration, wanderlust, plan, itinerary, guide, handbook, guidebook, road book, Baedeker, Bradshaw, Murray, map, road map, transportation guide, subway map, procession, cavalcade, caravan, file, cortege, column, vehicle, automobile, train, bus, airplane, plane, autobus, omnibus, subway, motorbike, dirt bike, off-road vehicle, van, minivan, motor scooter, trolley, locomotive, legs, feet, pegs, pins, trotters, traveler, depot, railway station, station, traveling, ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic, roving, rambling, gadding, discursive, vagrant, migratory, monadic, circumforanean, circumforaneous, noctivagrant, mundivagrant, locomotive, wayfaring, wayworn, travel-stained, on foot, on horseback, on Shanks's mare, by the Marrowbone stage: in transitu, en route, Int, come along!.

VB travel, journey, course, take a journey, go a journey, take a walk, go out for walk, have a run, take the air, flit, take wing, migrate, emigrate, trek, rove, prowl, roam, range, patrol, pace up and down, traverse, scour the country, traverse the country, peragrate, circumambulate, perambulate, nomadize, wander, ramble, stroll, saunter, hover, go one's rounds, straggle, gad, gad about, expatiate, walk, march, step, tread, pace, plod, wend, go by shank's mare, promenade, trudge, tramp, stalk, stride, straddle, strut, foot it, hoof it, stump, bundle, bowl along, toddle, paddle, tread a path, take horse, ride, drive, trot, amble, canter, prance, fisk, frisk, caracoler, caracole, gallop, embark, board, set out, hit the road, get going, get underway, peg on, jog on, wag on, shuffle on, stir one's stumps, bend one's steps, bend one's course, make one's way, find one's way, wend one's way, pick one's way, pick one's way, thread one's way, plow one's way, slide, glide, coast, skim, skate, march in procession, file on, defile, go to, repair to, resort to, hie to, betake oneself to.


N traveler, wayfarer, voyager, itinerant, passenger, commuter, tourist, excursionist, explorer, adventurer, mountaineer, hiker, backpacker, Alpine Club, peregrinator, wanderer, rover, straggler, rambler, bird of passage, gadabout, gadling, vagrant, scatterling, landloper, waifs and estrays, wastrel, foundling, loafer, tramp, tramper, vagabond, nomad, Bohemian, gypsy, Arab, Wandering Jew, Hadji, pilgrim, palmer, peripatetic, somnambulist, emigrant, fugitive, refugee, beach comber, booly, globegirdler, globetrotter, vagrant, hobo, night walker, sleep walker, noctambulist, runabout, straphanger, swagman, swagsman, trecker, trekker, zingano, zingaro, runner, courier, Mercury, Iris, Ariel, comet, pedestrian, walker, foot passenger, cyclist, wheelman, rider, horseman, equestrian, cavalier, jockey, roughrider, trainer, breaker, driver, coachman, whip, Jehu, charioteer, postilion, postboy, carter, wagoner, drayman, cabman, cabdriver, voiturier, vetturino, condottiere, engine driver, stoker, fireman, guard, chauffeur, conductor, engineer, gharry-wallah, gari-wala, hackman, syce, truckman, on the road.

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Noun spurge has 1 sense


spurgev. t. [Etymol. uncertain.].
     To emit foam; to froth; -- said of the emission of yeast from beer in course of fermentation.  W. Cartright.  [1913 Webster]
spurgen. [OF. espurge, F. épurge, from OF. espurgier to purge, L. expurgare. See Expurgate, Purge.].
     Any plant of the genus Euphorbia. See Euphorbia.  [1913 Webster]
Spurge flax, an evergreen shrub (Daphne Gnidium) with crowded narrow leaves. It is a native of Southern Europe. -- Spurge laurel, a European shrub (Daphne Laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves. -- Spurge nettle. See under Nettle. -- Spurge olive, an evergreen shrub (Daphne oleoides) found in the Mediterranean region.


spurge, n. any plant of the genus Euphorbia, exuding an acrid milky juice once used medicinally as a purgative.

spurge laurel any shrub of the genus Daphne, esp. D. laureola, with small yellow flowers.
ME f. OF espurge f. espurgier f. L expurgare (as EX-(1), PURGE)
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